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planet. >> you hear about alternatives, right? wind, solar, algae. >> i think it's got to work on a big scale. and i think it's got to be affordable. >> so, where are they? >> it has to work in the real world. at chevron, we're investing millions in solar and biofuel technology to make it work. >> we've got to get on this now. >> right now. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: much talk, but little movement: the high-stakes debt and deficit impasse continued today, and last night's dueling primetime speeches by president obama and speaker boehner only seemed to reinforce the bitter stalemate over raising the country's borrowing limit. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: it was house speaker john boehner who had the last word
need to budge. >> it probably looks like a big boxing match to them. i don't know. maybe they're sick of both parties. all i can tell you is the republicans are the only folks up here that are trying to act serious and put forth something serious. this president hasn't been serious. he created this mess to a large degree and now he's asking for help in the 11th hour. we will help him, but he's got to work with us to change the way this town does business. >> congressman joe walsh, thank you for joining us. we will be watching closely. >> wonderful to be with you. >> you're watching "bbc world news america." and still to come on tonight's program, love and marriage takes centerstage in new york where gay couples are legal to wed. but it's the economy which could also turn out to be a big winner. >> the family of british senior amy winehouse have thanked her fans for the support they've received since her death on saturday. >> tributes, quiet reflection. eileen had met amy winehouse many times out and about in camden. >> 27 years old. so sad. >> a multi-million selling artist, winner of
to take on our deficit is with a balanced approach. one where the wealthiest americans and big corporations pay their fair share too. >> reporter: meanwhile the leader of the democratic majority in the senate, harry reid, has been working on a competing proposal. it would raise the debt ceiling and cut $2.7 trillion in spending. the savings would come from federal agencies and defense spending but avoid controversial changes to entitlement programs and the u.s. tax code. >> so now all the republicans have to do is say yes. unfortunately, the republicans who used to run the congress on the caucuses are being driven by the radical, right wing that is so in tune with the tea party. they want their leaders to ignore the american people as they're doing. they want their leaders to ignore the business leaders like the chamber of commerce that they're ignoring. and even a majority of republicans around this country want something to happen and they're refusing to do that. >> reporter: this afternoon reid's plan got official endorsement from the white house spokesman describing it as a
of the wounds were really, really, really big. some of them had, you know, they had been running for their lives. they had their bones broken. some of them, you know, they were full of blood and dirt. >> reporter: this was the youth camp last year. norway's prime minister visiting. he was due at the camp tomorrow to give a speech. this was the youth camp just yesterday. these young people, the targets of an attack that has come out of the blue on a sunny summer's day, a day of horror, so far unexplained. >> woodruff: president obama extended his condolences to norwegians today, and offered american assistance with the investigation. for more on all this, we're joined by ahnders tvegard of norwegian public broadcasting. we thank you both. and i'm going to go to you first, in oslo. what is the latest that's known on the casualties, dead and injured? >> yeah, what they are telling about what happened out on the island, they have so far said that there are ten casualties at the island but they are not ruling out that there can be some more people that are being killed out there. they are even found
. in australia, we're dealing with a multispeed or patch work economy where the big mining states of western australia and the northern territory are booming ahead and it's been described as a scenario that's been akin to the gold rush of the 18 50's, but here on the east coast in new south wales and queensland, times are very tough economically. retail sales are down -- >> peter, i'm so sorry but i have to stop you there. we're out of time. thank you very much for joining us from sydney. now to the u.k. where there are further allegations in the phone hacking scandal which has rocked the murdoch media empire. police have told the mother of a child that she was on the list of people whose phone may have been hacked. notes of her phone number was on an investigate's notes. the bbc's report. >> perhaps it seemed this astonishing affair no longer had the reputation to shock. but the mother who worked alongside the news of the world alongside its former editor was all along one of its victims. sarah payne's charity was contacted last night to be told her details were in the notebooks of the phon
. survivors talked about wading in the mud to be rescued. >> i was asleep at the time when i heard a big bang sound, and then the roof collapsed. >> i suddenly heard a strange sound, like a large train explosion sound, so i walked outside, and i heard someone screaming for help and saudi cabin being swept away. >> they are calling it the worst rain in this century. hundreds of house is flooded. more dead, more missing, and roads are impassable, except with the help of rescue teams and rove's. this has taken many people by surprise. 40 centimeters of rain in just one day, and another 25 centimeters to come. linzy williamson, bbc news, seoul, korea. -- lucie williamson. >> tomorrow in london, more than 1000 british veterans who were exposed to nuclear testing in the 1950's and lost their case for damages will be hoping the supreme court will give them permission to appeal. the elderly veterans believe there ill health is due to their exposure during the tests, but the ministry of defence has contested their claims since 2004. caroline reports. >> not until 10 seconds after the blast make anyone
. >> a big difference in appearance. also, if we just swirl the wind around in the glass, we can seem that the chateaux du camp clings. this is more gooseberries. it is generally lighter. >> you can tell that is more expensive? >> it is all about concentration. >> but would you buy such an expensive bottle? >> no. no, certainly not. >> not to drink. no way. >> the thank you very much, indeed. >> the new owner says he broke open a bottle to celebrate the anniversary. at around 10,000 pounds per glass, let's hope it does not disappoint. bbc news in central london. >> i am hoping it is still cocktail hour. maybe it is happy hour. in any event, it brings us to the end of today's broadcast, but remember, you can always get constant updates on our website, and check out our facebook page at facebook.com/bbcworldnews. for all of us, thank you for watching. we will see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union ba
in the last few years, but no incidents of any sort that could be a lead up to such a big attack as we have seen today. there is one man arrested and the police cannot say just yet if there are other people involved, but it is difficult to see how one man on the good cause so much devastation. >> the attacks were definitely targeted against political power in norway. any idea as to why? >> not for the moment. this is obviously a norwegian man. previous speculation were more surrounding that norway is involved in afghanistan and libya at the moment, but we do not know whether this has anything to do with these incidents today. this was the labor party youth camp that is held on the island every year. the prime minister is the head of the labor party here in norway. it seemed very targeted toward the government and toward maybe the party -- that party especially, without knowing exactly why that party has been targeted. >> thank you. and for more on who may have been behind this -- these attacks, you can -- let's go to frank gardner in london. what is your analysis based on the information we
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